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18:20 Epsom Downs

Kiss Mix Handicap (Class 4)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 6f
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £7,000 added
  • Winner: £4,528
  • 2nd: £1,348
  • 3rd: £673
  • 4th: £337
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 9.85s
  • Off Time: 18:21:49
  • 7 Ran
1(7)
Silk - White, emerald green sleeves, orange cap
  • Form 64112-0
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 84

reard start, well off the pace towards rear, headway on outside halfway, hung left over 1f out, went 4th inside final furlong

2(2)
Silk - Pink, Royal Blue stripe, striped sleeves, hooped cap
10/3
  • Form 50-6012
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 81

slowly into stride, went left start, off the pace towards rear, headway on inside halfway, went 3rd entering final 2f, badly hampered on rail entering final furlong, switched right and stayed on to 2nd close home, no chance to recover

3(8)
Silk - emerald green, white star, white sleeves, emerald green stars, emerald green cap, white star
  • Form 21-8461
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 80

went left start, soon pressing leader, pushed along 2f out, weakened over 1f out

5(5)
Silk - Orange, Beige epaulets and star on cap
  • Form 50-0172
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 75

soon well off the pace in rear, headway towards inside over 2f out, went 2nd and hung left over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon clear

6(1)
Silk - Orange, White spots on sleeves
8/1
  • Form 835
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 75

led at very fast pace but pressed, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra in 3rd close home

7(4)
Silk - RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap
7/2
  • Form 543222
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-8
  • Official Rating 71

off the pace in 3rd, ridden 2f out, weakened soon after, no chance when bumped 1f out

8(3)
Silk - Maroon and Grey stripes, Grey sleeves
20/1
  • Form 253654
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-3
  • Official Rating 66

off the pace in 4th, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, no chance when bumped 1f out, plugged on

4(6)
NR
  • Form 610-085
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 77

Nonrunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Ghost Train has attempted to win from the front on his last three starts but found one too good on each occasion while Polytrack winner Desert Philosopher is another speedy sort. Those two should ensure a good pace and hold-up horses Alice's Dancer and Orders From Rome wouldn't want to be too far off the pace in this. GUNG HO JACK could strike the right balance if chasing the leaders and he gets the vote racing off a 7lb lower mark than last year's win at Goodwood with Darren Egan's claim included. Billyrayvalentine finished last on his reappearance but has claims on the best of his two-year-old form.

Formwatch

Billyrayvalentine (CAN) 4-1 (8-13) Always towards rear, last of 11, 10l behind Powerful Wind (8-7) at York 5f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.

Alice's Dancer (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Dwelt, in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to go 2nd towards finish, always held by winner, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Show Flower (8-13) at Bath 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Jul.

Desert Philosopher 14-1 (9-4) Made virtually all, ridden clear over 1f out, just held on, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun beating Mezzotint (9-7) by hd, 9 ran.

Orders From Rome (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Heldd up in last pair, headway on wide outside halfway, chased winner strong challenge and every chance throughout final furlong, just held, 2nd of 9, hd behind Jocasta Dawn (8-12) at Windsor 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.

Muhdiq (USA) 5-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, prominent, led over 5f out, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 12l behind Sir Fredlot (9-3) at Ayr 7f mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.

Ghost Train (IRE) 6-5fav (9-6) Led, riden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Proper Charlie (9-10) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jul.

Le King Beau (USA) 12-1 (9-5) Off the pace in 5th on outside, headway over 1f out, stayed on to 4th inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Trending (8-6) at Bath 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Jul.

Gung Ho Jack 16-1 (9-2) Pressed leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Jocasta Dawn (8-12) at Windsor 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.